Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the weekly column where I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies I should have seen by now. I will first judge the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation (and my potentially misguided thoughts). Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try!

The Film:'Death Wish' (1974), Dir. Michael Winner

Starring: Charles "More Man Than You'll Ever Be" Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia and Baby Jeff Goldblum.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: Wait -- I haven't seen it? But I've seen dozens of movies that have completely ripped it off, stealing everything that supposedly makes it work, most likely dulling its edges and making what was unique at the time feel woefully generic to a modern viewer. Doesn't that count? No? That's unfair? Okay, fine. I'll watch it.
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Death Wish
Based on 7 critics

Once a mild-mannered liberal, New York City architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) snaps when intruders... Read More

categories Columns, Cinematical